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Brittany Wood Nickerson
Herbalist and Health Educator


2004 – 2008: UC Berkeley, CA: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Photography,

B.A. in Political Theory

2003 – present: Continual self-directed and formal training/ study in herbal medicine and natural/alternative healing modalities including Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbalism

2006 – 2008: Living Awareness Institute, CA – herbal apprenticeship/study program; applications of Western herbal medicine and Ayurveda (Kami McBride)

2008 – 2009: Three Stone Hearth, Berkeley CA – intern at this community kitchen specializing in traditional food preparation techniques and health benefits from around the world (Jessica Prentice)

2008: Chez Panise Restaurant, Berkeley CA – kitchen intern

2009 – 2010: Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine, Northampton MA – Study of Chinese Medicine and Western Herbalism (Chris Marano)

2009 – 2010: Blazing Star Herbal School, Ashfield MA – Advanced Herbal Training; Clinical Applications of Western Herbal Medicine (Tony(a) Lemos)

2010: Greenfield Community College, Greenfield MA – Courses in Anatomy and Physiology

2013: Partner Earth Education Center, Danby VT – Plant Spirit Healing Apprenticeship

Teaching Experience

2008 – present: Thyme Herbal, founder, owner and instructor

2008 – 2009: Group facilitator for the Science and Art of Herbology, home study course written by Rosemary Gladstar

2009: Institute of Urban Homesteading, Oakland CA – teacher of Western herbalism

2009: UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA – lecturer on Western Herbalism, topics included health justice and sustainability, herbal medicine, nutrition and preventative health care.

2010 – present: Speaker and teacher of herbal medicine, health and nutrition at conferences and events (Northeast Organic Farming Association, Women’s Herbal Conference, Green Nations Gathering, Belly and Womb Conference, HERBSTALK, International Herbal Symposium, Natural Living Expo), for organizations/groups (Herbal Community of Central MA, Northeast Dietician Association, Northeast Herbal Association), herb schools (Partner Earth Education Center, Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine, EarthSong Herbals), herbal stores/businesses (Homestead Apothecary, Acadia Herbals, Indigo Massage, Hadley Garden Center, Annie’s Garden Store), farms (Atlas Farm, Gaining Ground Farm, Just Roots Farm, Simple Gifts Farm), institutions of higher education (University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of California Berkeley, Springfield Technical Community College, Greenfield Community College).

2012 – present: Instructor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA – Herbal Approaches to Women’s Health

2013 – present: Instructor at Greenfield Community College, Greenfield MA – Wild Foods

Clinical Experience 

2009 – 2010: Blazing Star Herbal School, Ashfield MA – observation of clinical intakes, assessments, herbal protocol development and follow up support

2009 – 2013: Acadia Herbals, Northampton MA – collaborative intake and treatment experience at weekly walk in clinic

2010 – present: formal clinical and community herbalism practice at Thyme Herbal



2008 – 2010: Author, Food Wisdom Chronicle, bilingual newsletter for the Women’s Building Community Food Bank in San Francisco CA and People’s Grocery Food Security Project in Oakland CA.

2012 – 2013: Author, The Herbal Homestead Journal, monthly newsletter on seasonal applications of herbalism

2011 – present: Author, The Everyday Living Series – educational herbal posters, books and pamphlets

2015: Author, The Herbal Homestead Journal book

2015 – 2016: Author, The Healing Herbal Kitchen, to be released by Storey Publishing, spring 2017


2009 – 2010: Oakland Food Policy Council, chef of the month

2011 – present: Channel 22 News, Springfield MA, guest on Mass Appeal

Organizations and Memberships 

2010 – present: United Plant Savers, partner in education

2010 – present: Northeast Herbal Association, professional member

2011 – present: Northampton/Amherst Herbal Meet-up Group, organizer

2013 – Present: American Herbalist Guild, educational member

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